Saturday, April 24, 2010

Uninor launches data services for its pre-paid subscribers ~Uncongested state of the art network and 1-click ‘myuninor’ portal will deliver faster internet and superior browsing experience~




Hyderabad, April 23, 2010. Uninor today announced the launch of data services on GPRS for its pre-paid subscribers in Andhra Pradesh. The limited period free trial offer for internet browsing will be available till May 6. Subsequently, data services will be available through two products – Data 9 priced at Rs. 9 that’s valid for 3 days and allows free browsing upto 60MB and Data 90 priced at Rs. 90that’s valid for 30 days with 3GB of free browsing. For both plans, usage beyond free data will be charged at 10p per 10kb. Both plans also allow customers free access to popular social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, orkut, indyarocks, hi5, tagged and Linked-In.

“We had stated earlier that a lot can be done using the opportunities already available on 2G platforms to offer a good quality data experience and services. We make that start today,” said David Meneghello, Executive Vice-President, Marketing at Uninor.

Keeping it simple, getting data started will be a single step process. Customers will not need to search and download GPRS settings. Everything is done automatically for most handsets, by Uninor’s Automatic Device Setting Server, as soon as a Uninor SIM is inserted into the phone. The system detects the device make and model and automatically sends data settings to the phone. Accept and start surfing.

Commenting on the announcement, Mr. Dushyan Vaithiyanathan, Executive Vice-President, AP, Uninor said“At Uninor, we endeavor to ensure delivering the best usage experience that provide supreme value, world class and affordable mobile telephony services to consumers. The launch of GPRS presents cost effective and convenient options in data service for our users in Andhra Pradesh.”

‘Myuninor’ WAP portal is as simple as it gets - Only 6 icons on the homepage with loads of content behind them. The portal loads faster and you don’t waste time and money trying to navigate to what you want.

It’s transparent too. How much data do you use when you send an MMS? Most subscribers have no means to calculate this. Yet, operators bill an MMS basis how much data was transmitted. MMS’es on Uninor will be charged at a standard Rs. 5 per MMS. No ‘other’ charges that you cannot see.

“Uninor will focus hard on data, building on our data capabilities to launch many more exciting ideas soon. We have some solid experience in markets very similar to India with unique and successful data-based applications. So watch this space for innovation,”said Meneghello.

Uninor in Andhra Pradesh has established its geographical base in 23 districts, 440 towns and over 1500 villages. Uninor boasts of 7 Company owned outlets, 14 Franchisee owned outlets and 100 Modern Trade outlets – all operating successfully across Andhra Pradesh. Uninor is on a continuous endeavour to provide the best network quality to its customers. To achieve the same, the network is rapidly expanding on a day to day basis across Andhra Pradesh.

About Uninor
Uninor is joint venture between India’s second largest diversified real estate major Unitech Ltd. and the Norway based world’s 6th largest mobile services provider Telenor Group. The Telenor Group has invested INR 6135.63 crores through new shares in the joint venture to hold 67.25% stake in the company.

The company holds a pan-India UAS license to offer mobile telephony services in each of India’s 22 circles. It has also received spectrum to roll out these services in 21 of the 22 circles. At present, Uninor services are available in the eight circles of UP (West), UP (East), Bihar, Orissa, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala and Andhra Pradesh.


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